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  • Pre-Colony: Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. oversees real estate-related investments for Texas financier Robert M. Bass
  • Acquisitions include Westin Hotels & Resorts and American Savings
Late 1991
  • Barrack forms Colony coincident with acquisition of first multi-hundred million dollar RTC portfolio
  • RTC sales process gains national attention
Early-Mid 1990s
  • Colony forms first institutional investment fund
  • Acquires $2.7 billion (book value) in distressed debt and distressed real estate-related assets through 1995
  • Rapid dispositions through in-house asset management group produce exceptional returns
1990s – 2007
  • Colony raises eight global funds and multiple geographic-specific funds
  • Investment scope broadens to include corporate transactions, international opportunities, strategic JVs and value-added investments
  • Investment pace accelerates as Colony establishes new offices worldwide
  • Colony and three veteran real estate executives form Colony Realty Partners (CRP) to pursue value-added investments in the US
  • CRP raises the first of four commingled funds totaling $1.9 billion in commitments and acquires approximately $4 billion in assets through 2012
  • In anticipation of credit opportunities emanating from current financial crisis, Colony raises dedicated Distressed Credit Fund and successor fund CDCF II
  • IPO of Colony Financial, Inc., a commercial real estate finance and investment REIT
  • Colony launches Colony American Homes, a leading single-family home rental program
  • Colony executes some of the largest transactions with the FDIC and Fannie Mae

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